LA Bowl to Give 21,000 Pounds of Fresh Produce to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s Food Drives on July 10 and July 17
LOS ANGELES – July 9, 2020 – LA Bowl, a new annual college bowl game at SoFi Stadium, is teaming with three Los Angeles-based organizations to help aid families and youths in need. LA Bowl in collaboration with Worldwide Produce is giving 600 boxes, 21,000 pounds, of fresh produce and dairy to struggling families and those that have been affected by the global pandemic at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor locations. Additionally, LA Bowl is providing scholarships for students through Inglewood-based nonprofit, One For All. These efforts are the first of many initiatives that LA Bowl, Boys & Girls Clubs and One For All will partner on throughout the year.
“We are excited to announce LA Bowl’s first community partners. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, and One For All are all incredible pillars of their community,” said Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “These are challenging times for all and as a new neighbor to Southern California, LA Bowl is committed to supporting our local community’s families and youth.”
Beginning December 2020, LA Bowl will feature the Mountain West Conference football champions versus the No. 5 selection from the Pac-12 Conference. The annual event will be hosted at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park for six years, from 2020-2025. SoFi Stadium is the centerpiece of Hollywood Park, a near 300-acre world-class sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, Calif. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, and One For All are LA Bowl’s first community partners.
On Friday, July 10, LA Bowl in collaboration with Worldwide Produce is giving 300 boxes of fresh produce and dairy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor. LA Bowl is working alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor to distribute the boxes from 4pm to 7pm. Boxes include potatoes, carrots, pre-cut romaine lettuce, apples, low fat milk, low fat yogurt, and unsalted butter. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor helps families in San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, and South Bay.
“Weekend Wellness Food Program is vital in providing enough food for our families from Friday evening through Sunday. This MUCH NEEDED ‘Weekend Wellness’ program will distribute non-perishable food items to families every weekend through the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor is excited to partner with LA Bowl to ensure that our youth have the resources they need.” Mike Lansing, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor.
On Friday, July 17, LA Bowl will help distribute an additional 300 boxes of produce and dairy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles from 3pm to 4:15pm. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles aids families in Watts/Willowbrook, Bell Gardens and South Los Angeles, and Watts-area housing projects, including the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens.
“We are immensely grateful for and excited about the year-long partnership with LA Bowl,” said Karen Pointer, Chair of the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. “At a time when food insecurity is a daily concern for families in our communities, LA Bowl’s generous support of our food distribution efforts enables us to continue to provide nutritious food to those families. Healthy food is an essential part of the Healthy Lifestyles Program that we incorporate in every aspect of our Club experience.”
With a commitment to enhancing and giving back to the community, LA Bowl is not only aiding local families and youth through food distribution, but also by promoting education. LA Bowl will donate scholarships to Inglewood-based nonprofit One For All. The organization provides scholarships and school supplies to underprivileged, college-bound students with stellar academic achievements. Each applicant is eligible for up to $500, provided they meet the requirements set forth by One For All. Scholarship recipients are announced in August and December of 2020.
“We are thrilled to partner with LA Bowl to expand our efforts and continue to aid students in reaching their educational goals,” said Mari Morales Rodriguez, founder of One For All. “As this year presents new challenges, we are dedicated – now more than ever – to providing resources to the youth in our community.”
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